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Ports, towns, cities : a historical tour of the Indian littoral / edited by Lakshmi Subramanian.

Contributor(s): Subramanian, Lakshmi | National Centre for the Performing Arts (India).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Marg, vol. 60, no. 2.Publisher: Mumbai : New Delhi : Marg Publications on behalf of the National Centre for the Performing Arts ; Distributed in India by Variety Book Depot, c2008Description: 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.ISBN: 9788185026890 (hb.); 8185026890.Subject(s): Port cities -- India -- History | Urbanization -- India -- History | India -- Commerce -- HistoryDDC classification: 387.120954 POR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction -- The first urbanization in the Indian subcontinent -- Early historical urban centres, c. 600 BCE-300 CE -- Coastal settlements and communities: defining the maritime landscape in early South Asia -- The Mughal port cities of Surat and Hugli -- Mapping the landscape of Pondicherry in the 17th century -- Calcutta, the English city on the ganges: temperament and architecture in the 18th century -- The call of the sea: maritime Mumbai, c. 1660-2000 -- Madras: queen of the Coromandel.
Summary: This study charts maritime history from an altogether new vantage point, showing how crucial port cities were in India's social and cultural development.
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Contributed articles.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction --
The first urbanization in the Indian subcontinent --
Early historical urban centres, c. 600 BCE-300 CE --
Coastal settlements and communities: defining the maritime landscape in early South Asia --
The Mughal port cities of Surat and Hugli --
Mapping the landscape of Pondicherry in the 17th century --
Calcutta, the English city on the ganges: temperament and architecture in the 18th century --
The call of the sea: maritime Mumbai, c. 1660-2000 --
Madras: queen of the Coromandel.

This study charts maritime history from an altogether new vantage point, showing how crucial port cities were in India's social and cultural development.

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